germophobe

noun germ·o·phobe \ ˈjər-mə-ˌfōb \
variants: or less commonly germaphobe
Updated on: 24 Apr 2018

Definition of germophobe

: a person who has an abnormal fear of germs

germophobic

play \ˌjər-mə-ˈfō-bik\ or less commonly germaphobic adjective

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1894

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